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“I recently moved to California from another state and I need to change my custody orders. Can I do that in California?”

While the rules of each state are different, the court where your previous orders are from can be modified after a petition to modify the orders in California has been […]

How Does Prop 47 Affect Me?

The recent passage of Proposition 47 has made sweeping changes to the landscape of criminal law. Often when new criminal laws are passed it only affects things which happen in […]

“I Started My Company On With An Online Service. I’m Legally Protected Now, Right?”

One of the biggest misconceptions for small business owners is that starting a corporation gives them legal protection against lawsuits and asset forfeiture. While it is true that an online […]

Why Is It So Hard To Get Insurance To Pay My Claim?

Why Is It So Hard To Get Insurance To Pay My Claim? This is a question that I hear all the time. Many clients have a simple claim, often with […]

I am not a citizen of the United States, but I live here. What will happen if I get convicted or plea to a charge of domestic violence?

I am not a citizen of the United States, but I live here. What will happen if I get convicted or plea to a charge of domestic violence? It is […]

Can My Ex Move My Children Out Of Town Or Out Of State Without My Permission?

Move away cases are difficult both for the parties involved and for the judges who have to decide them. How do you decide between having two parents close by and […]

Is Electronic Monitoring Available in Criminal Cases In Kern County, California?

The simple answer to the questions is, yes, Kern County has electronic monitoring. The complete answer is much more complicated. If you are facing jail time, is there a way […]

Are You Carrying The Right Auto Insurance?

Are You Carrying The Right Auto Insurance? Do you have the proper coverage to protect yourself and your loved ones? Many people maintain only the minimum required insurance and think […]

Can I Decide Who Will Care For My Children If I Die?

In the State of California, you may execute a Nomination of Guardian form. This form lets the court know who you have selected as guardians. You may select more than […]

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